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[movies]Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television - TED.com
TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; 2010
Downloads: 285
[movies]Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral - TED.com
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDYouth; TED; Talks; entertainment; video; 2012
Downloads: 218
[movies]Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film - TED.com
Filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about Mars et Avril, the Canadian sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money. In a charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 138
[movies]Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling? - TED.com
What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling," what else would you expect?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; gaming; performance; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 65
[movies]Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all - TED.com
Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson -- and lost. With humor and humility, Jennings tells us how it felt to have a computer literally beat him at his own game, and also makes the case for good old-fashioned human knowledge. (Filmed at TEDxSeattleU.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; computers; entertainment; robots; technology; TEDxSeattleU; 2013
Downloads: 191
[movies]Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral - TED.com
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; video; TEDYouth 2011; 2011
Downloads: 20
[movies]Claron McFadden: Singing the primal mystery - TED.com
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; music; 2010
Downloads: 110
[movies]Jamil Abu-Wardeh: The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour - TED.com
Jamil Abu-Wardeh jump-started the comedy scene in the Arab world by founding the Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour, which brings standup comedians to laughing audiences all over the region. He's found that, by respecting the "three B's" (blue material, beliefs and "bolitics"), the Axis of Evil comics find plenty of cross-border laughs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; politics; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
Downloads: 177
[movies]Robin Ince: Science versus wonder? - TED.com
Does science ruin the magic of life? In this grumpy but charming monologue, Robin Ince makes the argument against. The more we learn about the astonishing behavior of the universe -- the more we stand in awe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; science; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 118
[movies]Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy - TED.com
In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners -- it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) and tunes its act as the crowd responds. Is this thing on?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; robots; science; technology; 2010
Downloads: 173
[movies]Lennart Green does close-up card magic - TED.com
Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, "Pick a card, any card." But what he does with those cards is pure magic -- flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; humor; illusion; magic; TED2005; 2005
Downloads: 504
[movies]Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs - TED.com
Mike Rowe, the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; economics; entertainment; work; 2008
Downloads: 351
[movies]Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper - TED.com
"I love paper, and I love technology," says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who's spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; materials; technology; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 126
[movies]The Raspyni Brothers juggle and jest - TED.com
Illustrious jugglers the Raspyni Brothers show off their uncanny balance, agility, coordination and willingness to sacrifice (others). Now, if you'll just stand completely still...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; collaboration; entertainment; humor; physics; 2002
Downloads: 76
[movies]Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire - TED.com
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 237
[movies]Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves - TED.com
Where does creative inspiration spring from? At TEDIndia, Hollywood/Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth," "Mr. India") pinpoints his source of creativity: sheer, utter panic. He shares a powerful way to unleash your inner storyteller.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; film; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 135
[movies]A TED speaker's worst nightmare - TED.com
Colin Robertson had 3 minutes on the TED stage to tell the world about his solar-powered crowdsourced health care solution. And then...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; performance art; 2012
Downloads: 399
[movies]Maz Jobrani: Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American? - TED.com
A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American -- "like, part of me thinks I should have a nuclear program; the other part thinks I can't be trusted ..."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; politics; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
Downloads: 184
[movies]Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough - TED.com
At TED's Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?
Keywords: TEDTalks; Full Spectrum Auditions; TED; Talks; brain; entertainment; performance; 2011
Downloads: 114
[movies]Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game - TED.com
Prompted by the Encyclopaedia Britannica ending its print publication, performance poet Rives resurrects a game from his childhood. Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Rives takes us on a charming tour through random (and less random) bits of human knowledge: from Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the Earth, to Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee in outer space.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; entertainment; science; web; wikipedia; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 20
[movies]Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time - TED.com
Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss the hilarious final poem!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; humor; poetry; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 497
[movies]Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep - TED.com
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness -- and smarter decision-making.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; productivity; 2010
Downloads: 170
[movies]Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story - TED.com
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 37
[movies]Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us - TED.com
Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; birds; business; entertainment; music; 2009
Downloads: 73
[movies]Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong - TED.com
In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premieres April 7 (yes, on YouTube!).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; music; 2011
Downloads: 497
[movies]Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts - TED.com
Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxYYC; TED; Talks; arts; education; entertainment; performance; 2010
Downloads: 145
[movies]Quixotic Fusion: Dancing with light - TED.com
Quixotic Fusion is an ensemble of artists that brings together aerial acrobatics, dance, theater, film, music and visual fx. Watch as they perform three transporting dance pieces at TED2012.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; dance; entertainment; technology; TED2012; 2012
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[movies]Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - TED.com
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; theater; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 140
[movies]Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one - TED.com
"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
Downloads: 166
[movies]Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic - TED.com
Using sleight-of-hand techniques and charming storytelling, illusionist Marco Tempest brings a jaunty stick figure to life onstage at TEDGlobal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; magic; technology; 2011
Downloads: 164
[movies]Jackson Browne: "If I Could Be Anywhere" - TED.com
At TEDxGPGP, Jackson Browne plays a song he started writing last April aboard Mission Blue Voyage, the Sylvia Earle-inspired trip to brainstorm ways to save the ocean. "If I could be anywhere," he sings, "anywhere right now, I would be here."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch; TED; Talks; TED Prize; entertainment; music; ocean; 2010
Downloads: 225
[movies]Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer - TED.com
Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; education; entertainment; technology; youth; TEDxManhattanBeach; 2011
Downloads: 216
[movies]Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) - TED.com
In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; statistics; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 146
[movies]Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity - TED.com
Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBloomington; TED; Talks; comedy; community; culture; entertainment; 2011
Downloads: 263
[movies]Marco Tempest: Maybe the best robot demo ever - TED.com
Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; magic; robots; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 38
[movies]Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello - TED.com
The three Ahn sisters (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, violinist Angella) breathe new life into the piano trio with their passionate musicmaking. At TEDWomen, they start with the bright and poppy "Skylife," by David Balakrishnan, then play a gorgeous, slinky version of "Oblivion," by Astor Piazzolla.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; live music; 2010
Downloads: 245
[movies]Bruno Bowden folds while Rufus Cappadocia plays - TED.com
After Robert Lang's talk on origami at TED2008, Bruno Bowden stepped onstage with a challenge -- he would fold one of Lang's astonishingly complicated origami figures, blindfolded, in under 2 minutes. He's accompanied by the cellist Rufus Cappadocia.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; cello; entertainment; music; origami; 2008
Downloads: 86
[movies]Beardyman: The polyphonic me - TED.com
Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardyman built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any musical instrument imaginable, that's a lot of different sounds. Sit back and let the wall of sound of this dazzling performance wash over you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; music; technology; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 221
[movies]Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India - TED.com
The tale of a major global cultural phenomenon: Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle describes the spectacular arrival of fast-paced 20-20 cricket as it parallels the rise of modern India. He traces the game from its sleepy English roots to the current world of celebrity owners and million-dollar player contracts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; sports; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 141
[movies]Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria - TED.com
Can opera be ever-so-slightly sexy? The glorious soprano Danielle de Niese shows how, singing the flirty "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss." Which, translated, means, as you might guess: "I kiss so hot." From Giuditta by Frans Lehár; accompanist: Ingrid Surgenor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; sex; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 358
[movies]Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination - TED.com
Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; music; performance; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 630
[movies]Matthew Childs' 9 life lessons from rock climbing - TED.com
In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; environment; nature; 2009
Downloads: 121
[movies]Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind - TED.com
What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of boo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; culture; entertainment; literature; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 251
[movies]Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run? - TED.com
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive -- and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPennQuarter; TED; Talks; entertainment; health; journalism; science; sports; 2010
Downloads: 243
[movies]Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds - TED.com
With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; city; design; entertainment; technology; 2011
Downloads: 116
[movies]Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - TED.com
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; gaming; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 535
[movies]Keith Barry does brain magic - TED.com
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; brain; entertainment; illusion; magic; 2004
Downloads: 618
[movies]Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time - TED.com
In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; history; music; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 155
[movies]David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic - TED.com
David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; magic; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 28
[movies]Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster -- from scratch - TED.com
It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ... it's frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon London 2010; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; technology; 2010
Downloads: 296
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